#220: Dig Me Out Goes to College - Capital University Music Tech Workshop

March 31, 2015
With March providing a bonus fifth Tuesday, we decided to take advantage and post a bonus episode. We were invited to speak at Capital University for the Music Tech Workshop this past weekend, and are sharing the presentation. Ever wanted to know about the nuts and bolts of putting together a podcast? The equipment, the software, getting it on iTunes, promoting and everything else - we talk about it all.

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#219: Excerpts from a Love Circus by Lisa Germano

March 24, 2015

This week by request we're checking out the 1996 album Excerpts from a Love Circus by Lisa Germano. Working in a space filled with stark and occasionally dissonant sounds, the relaxed vocals combine darkness and humor in a way that caught us both off guard. While you won’t want to put this on your workout mix, we had a lot of fun (? I guess) discovering the world Lisa Germano inhabits on Excerpts.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Lovesick

3:36 - History of the Band

12:41 - A Beautiful Schizophrenic /“Where's Miamo-Tutti” by Dorothy

18:38 - Victoria's Secret/”Just a Bad Dream” by Miamo-Tutti

21:59 - Lovesick

Outro - Bruises

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#218: Absolute Zero by Null

March 17, 2015

Our requested review this week is unique - an album released exclusively with a comic book - we check out Absolute Zero by Null, packaged in December 1994 with the comic book Blank: The Encephalon Void #1. Since there is a good chance you haven’t heard this, we decided to go track-by-track through this album, which varied in styles and sounds from Ministry and Nine Inch Nails to Helmet and Queensryche, and lead us into a discussion about the current state and future of comic books in the digital format.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Severance

3:27 - History of the Band

8:29 - Terminal

15:28 - Numb

20:50 - Skarred

24:51 - Driven

31:27 - Critical Mass

Outro - Rain

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#217: Bands Reuniting Round Table Discussion

March 10, 2015

For our March Round Table Discussion, we're joined by Chip Midnight of Kids Interview Bands, Tom Mullen of the Washed Up Emo, and Louise Post of Veruca Salt to talk about bands reuniting. Louis fills us on how how the band got back together, how the new songs for their Record Store Day seven inch came to be, and plans for a full length album in 2015. We also discuss the break-up of the band and how families and maturity change band dynamics. in addition, we go round the table and discuss whether or not it's necessary for new bands to even put out new material, or if shows are enough, and is it important to have original members back in the band. We also dig into bands if some bands appear to be more interested in the festival paycheck than reuniting for more artistic reasons, what bands reunited that none of us expected, which reunions exceeded expectations and which were let downs, and what bands do we really, really wish would reunite, but probably won't. It's a big show you don't want to miss.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - It's Holy by Veruca Salt

11:01 - The Museum of Broken Relationships by Veruca Salt

18:36 - Son of Three by The Breeders

21:07 - Matamoros by The Afghan Whigs

42:52 - Almost Ready by Dinosaur Jr.

Outro - Surface Envy by Sleater-Kinney

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#216: Release by Cop Shoot Cop

March 3, 2015

This week's Requested Review is the fourth and final album by Cop Shoot Cop, 1994's Release. Neither of us knew what to expect, and our preconceived notions based on the album cover were quickly dashed as this hard-to-categorize two-bass, drum, minimalist guitar, vocal and occasional piano, horns and harmonica band took us on a interesting ride through post-punk, industrial and straight-up rock conventions.

Songs in the Episode:

Intro - Interference

2:21 - History of the Band

8:20 - It Only Hurts When I Breathe

12:03 - Any Day Now

14:34 - Suckerpunch

21:43 - Lullaby

Outro - Turning Inside Out

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